Thumbnail vs bitmap

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kurka666
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Thumbnail vs bitmap

Post by kurka666 »

Hi

Do a thumbnail have less quality than a bitmap? Let's say I want to display a picture in full screen, but the picture is originally larger than the screen (lets say 2000 pixels wide on a 1024 screen) - should I load the picture as a thumbnail or bitmap?


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Re: Thumbnail vs bitmap

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kurka666 wrote:Do a thumbnail have less quality than a bitmap? Let's say I want to display a picture in full screen, but the picture is originally larger than the screen (lets say 2000 pixels wide on a 1024 screen) - should I load the picture as a thumbnail or bitmap?
For some formats, thumbnail have less quality...
Pierre.